If you have been searching high and low for a vegan cheese recipe that can be sprinkled on just about anything, keep reading, this simple vegan parmesan cheese is super easy to make and sure to satisfy your cheesy cravings.
For a lot of people, shifting to a vegan lifestyle and finding food substitutes can be difficult, and we totally get it - giving up foods you love is hard, and you're not alone. Giving up cheese is often a big hurdle to overcome, BUT with plenty of alternatives to choose from, you can satisfy your craving and empty your kitchen of all things cheese.
Find your favorite cheese alternative.
The easiest way to give up cheese is to find a good alternative that you can make from home. Store-bought cheese alternatives are often loaded with synthetic additives and preservatives (which kinda goes against everything we stand for), and so the best way to ensure you're only consuming wholesome goodness is to make it yourself.
Now, we know what you're thinking... a lot of dairy free cheese recipes require a long list of ingredients and are overly complicated (we know, we've been there also). Sari Foods parmesan cheese is quick and easy to make, and calls for 5 ingredients. The most important ingredient is a secret weapon in vegan cheese creation: nutritional yeast.
This delicious salty, creamy, nutty, cheese-tasting superfood can be sprinkled on just about everything! No restraint necessary.
A versatile ingredient! Sari Foods Non-fortified Nutritional Yeast is a great low sodium substitute for salt. It is used a lot in vegan cooking as a cheese substitute and for thickening sauces as well as being consumed for its nutritional value. It is also very popular in the paleo community due to its lack of anti-nutrients which mean it can be safely consumed by those with gut sensitivities.
You will need:
- 4 tbsp Sari Foods Non-fortified Nutritional Yeast
- 1 cup unsalted cashew nuts
- 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Sari Foods Organic Turmeric Powder
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until everything is broken down and a course powder texture forms.
- Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
It's as simple as that!
Peace, love and cheesy goodness from the Sari Foods family.